ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics

The primary purpose of the ISBA Section on Industrial Statistics (ISBA/IS) is to promote research in Bayesian methods in industrial statistics by organizing conferences, workshops, and sessions in other meetings. 

Other purposes of the Section include promoting use of Bayesian methods among industrial statisticians and practitioners by developing short courses and increasing ISBA membership among industrial statisticians.

Please become a  member!  Members may access the Membership Directory to see the list of all those in the Section.

Our annual report for 2013 is available here.

Section Officers

The current officers of the section are:                       

  • Section chair: Refik Soyer (Term: July 2012-December 2014)
  • Chair-elect: Ehsan Soofi (Term: January 2013-December 2014)
  • Program chair: David Banks (Term: January 2014-December 2015)
  • Secretary: Simon Wilson (Term: July 2012-December 2014)
  • Treasurer: Rafaelle Argiento (Term: January 2014-December 2015)

The founding Chair and Secretary will serve until January 1, 2015.  The Chair-elect was elected concurrently with the 2012 ISBA elections and will then succeed the founding Chair for the regular two year term of office starting Jan 1, 2015. In Fall 2013, a new Program Chair and a Treasurer were elected concurrently with the 2013 ISBA elections and took office on January 1, 2014. In fall 2014, a new Chair-elect and a Secretary will be elected to take office January 1, 2015.  Please see our bylaws for more details about elections.

Upcoming Events

May 2014: ISBA George Box Workshop on the Frontiers of Statistics.  The Section, in partnership with ISBA Sections on Economics, Finance and Business, and Objective Bayes, will be organizing the ISBA-George Box Research Workshop on Frontiers of Statistics at the George Washington University, in Washington DC, on 20th to 22nd May.   The workshop intends to highlight currently topical, challenging research areas linked to George Box’ work and, in doing so, aims to recognize and reflect the contributions of George Box to Bayesian statistics and his legacy in terms of impact and connections with many other scientific research areas. The workshop will feature invited plenary presentations as well as contributed poster presentations.  
July 2014: Sessions at the 2014 ISBA World Meeting.  ISBA/IS will be organizing two sessions at this meeting, to be held in Cancún, México from 14th to 18th July: an invited session “Advanced Reliability Testing” and a special topic session "Bayesian Decision Analysis in Industrial Statistics''.